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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Stop RDU Quarry: The Ongoing Fight to Protect Public Land from a Private Corporation

  • 09/27/2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • RUMAH, 415 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603


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The Umstead Coalition has been fighting Wake Stone Corporation for 8 years to protect the forested land known as the Odd Fellows Tract from being exploited for mining. Dr. Jean Spooner, chair of the Umstead Coalition, will be presenting the history of the state park, the work that has been put into protecting the state park, as well as the future actions that will be taken to continue protecting Umstead.   The presentation and discussion will focus on the proposed RDU Quarry and the current legal battles. 

(optional) Please bring snacks to share.  No alcohol allowed at this venue. 

Parking: 1 & 2 hour spots on surrounding streets, paid lots nearby (504 W & 309 Hillsborough), neighboring parking garages (closest at 501 W Jones). Free street parking after 5pm weekdays and all day Saturday & Sunday (parking map). One accessible spot on corner of N West & Hillsborough Streets. Public Transit: one to two blocks from stops 9479, 1703, 9570.

This event will also be held with a virtual option.  Register to join virtually at this zoom link here ==>

Hot update!  We will have the "Don't Take your Forest for Granite" T-shirts for sale. 

The Umstead Coalition

We are a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.